1972 flame orange.

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by C.Rob, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    Maybe that was the color matching problem from the start?? :Do No:

    (The codes I had for him to investigate were PPG 2450, DuPont 927-AF403 or Rinshed Mason A-2564D)
  2. Jentz

    Jentz Active Member

    yeah maybe i notice now it just has the paint level below deltron 2000, omni (horrible paint but cheap). that might be why cuz it is possible to switch it to DBC but its hard to do. that mite be why they had trouble.
  3. StratoBlue72

    StratoBlue72 Well-Known Member

    I was going by the R-M formula which only uses silver metallic, but apparently PPG uses gold pearl in their formulation going by Jentz reply.
    Does your can of DBC have a formula on the label ? I was just curious as to what they build the color out of. I mixed some R-M b/c (Diamont) and I'm not sure it looks right. It calls for a little too much white in my opinion, and looks too "milky".
  4. RoadDawg

    RoadDawg Well-Known Member

  5. Racerx88

    Racerx88 Platinum Level Contributor

    I don't think '71 Bittersweet Mist and '72 Flame Orange are the same color. Beautiful car though!
  6. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    Just looked, nothing on the can or the sprayout card (you can have that if you wish, might able to spectro it)..sorry....

    Mine does not look milky but at certain angles you would swear a panel has been repainted (they haven't), hard to describe but it almost has a lighter hue or silver tint or something, must be the metalflake. Tried to take pics of it but never shows up...I could try again as just bought new SLR and could maybe set up the lighting or something to try and show it if you are interested.

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  7. StratoBlue72

    StratoBlue72 Well-Known Member

    Do you think the jobber that mixed it would have the formula ?
  8. wildside

    wildside Fast Class

    Flyin down the road in Jackson Ms!

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  9. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    I can certainly check, have to wait until Monday though...

  10. staged70

    staged70 RIP

    How about Troys old car on Ebay right now

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  11. StratoBlue72

    StratoBlue72 Well-Known Member

    That car would look way better with the hood scoops painted the correct black instead of orange and a nice set of chrome rallye wheels.
  12. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    I would have to agree. I checked out ebay too and the doorjamb windlace is all wrong, easy fix not sure why they left it like that? Neat car though.
  13. Racerx88

    Racerx88 Platinum Level Contributor

    I thought the scoop color depended on the plant the car was built at?
  14. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    Called my painter and he told me to peel the label off the can so I did (only for you would I take apart my paint can! :grin: ) and on the backside is the mix they used hand written. Means nothing to me, just a bunch of 3 digit numbers (assume those are paint codes?) with an amount....I'd type them out but there are 8 (!!) so fire me an e-mail and I'll scan it for you (not sure will show up if I post it here small size....)
  15. C.Rob

    C.Rob Well-Known Member

    So does anybody have the correct mix? I need to match it as closley as posible. If anyone has a correct sample, I would pay shipping back and forth. Or if anyone could put some that is mixed that they have extra in a babby jar or something to match at my body shop. Thanks for the help, Chris R.
  16. Racerx88

    Racerx88 Platinum Level Contributor

    Did you read the last post from TimR ??
  17. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    OK kids, here is the actual mix for my car...PPG Deltron 2000 bc/cc.

    Jentz, can you break this down? I am curious what is in this color.

    BTW, if anyone uses this to mix their paint be aware that it was a match for my car and all paints vary somewhat in production so if you don't like it, not my fault!!

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  18. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    Has anyone tried mixing this or breaking it down?

  19. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    Tim 2 quarts enough for convertible ? Any left over ?

  20. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    No, total was 6 quarts...the second can has same formula just doubled up on amounts (exactly). I'm guessing they mix by gallon amounts max?? no idea, not a painter.

    Anyway, have a fair amount left (1.5 qrts?), that was the idea should anything need repair down the road....also keep in mind the entire car was sprayed, inside and out (more or less)....

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